What causes Déjà vu — the unsettling feeling of familiarity in novel situations

There’s a glitch in the Matrix…

Three Old Scientific Concepts Getting a Modern Look

The ancients often got it wrong about science — but they weren’t that far off.

Novices learn faster after being zapped with expert brain wave patterns

In the movie, The Matrix, Neo masters over a dozen martial arts in a fraction of a second as the necessary skills are uploaded straight into his consciousness. Given our current understanding of how the brain works, this is quite preposterous in real life but you’ll be surprised to hear some scientists have tested a similar ‘skill upload’ system with remarkable results.